Unfiltered Thoughts

Unfiltered Thoughts

Innermost thoughts
Without filter
Free to flow
Wherever they may
Maddened and irascible
They come and go
Hungry for an outlet
to spread through the air
Finding a place to settle
Reaching out to anyone
or anything 
With the sting a nettle
Slicing like a knife
Rousing screams
Heard above tree tops
Gratifying and satisfying
Fostering dreams
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

April is National Poetry Writing Month

Day 9 prompt is:
Our (optional) prompt for the day asks you to engage in another
kind of cross-cultural exercise, as it is inspired by the work of
Sei Shōnagon, a Japanese writer who lived more than 1000 years ago.
She wrote a journal that came to be known as The Pillow Book.
She recorded daily observations, court gossip, poems,
aphorisms, and musings, including lists with titles like “Things That
Have Lost Their Power,” “Adorable Things,” and “Things That Make
Your Heart Beat Faster.” Today, I’d like to challenge you to write your own
Sei Shonagon-style list of “things.” What things? Well, that’s for you
to decide! Some of her writing

In some of her writing she could be quite caustic and offensive
with her thoughts.  I chose this dark side as my muse today.

Today's Word Prompts:


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  5 comments for “Unfiltered Thoughts

  1. April 9, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    A wonderful read, Christine. Unfiltered thoughts are the best ones, most of the time 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      April 9, 2019 at 8:06 pm

      Thank you so much. I always feel guilty if I think like that!! 🤭

      • April 10, 2019 at 7:36 am

        You are kindly welcome. Guilt means you are human 🙂

      • Christine Bolton
        April 10, 2019 at 8:32 am

        🙂 Thank you

      • April 10, 2019 at 8:37 am

        My pleasure 🙂

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